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, llc -- where they're coming from. >> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com britain's prime minister is grilled on his ties to the murdoch family. elizabeth palmer has that story. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me i have learned. >> mitchell: on this side of the atlantic bill whitaker discovered how easy it is to hack into cell phones in the u.s. a government program exists to help americans avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes-- we find out why so few people know about it. and when the florida marlins hit the skids, they turned to a manager with experience. lots of experience. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. this is the "cbs evening news" with s >> mitchell: and good evening, scott is off tonight. i'm russ mitchell. britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal has reached the highest levels of the british government. today prime minister david cameron addressed an emergency session of parliament on the crisis, even as americans find out they are just as vulnerable to phone hackers. we have two reports tonight
state-side training deaths. >> pelley: thank you, elaine. there is outrage in britain tonight after a tabloid hacked into the voice mail of a missing 13-year-old girl. families are holding out hope for seven americans missing in the gulf of california. and john glenn, pioneering astronaut, questions whether our space program still has the right stuff. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. and celebrex is not a narcotic. when it comes to relieving your arthritis pain, you and your doctor need to balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, like celebrex, ibuprofen, napro
include stealing the medical records of britain's first family. liz palmer has the latest. u.s. troops are being cheated out of their money. armen keteyian's investigation shows us that it's happening on their own posts. and passing the wand. michelle miller on "harry potter" fans taking the magic into the future. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, with the car heading for a cliff, republicans and democrats are arguing about whether to turn left or turn right and they are fast running out of road. a deal to raise the government's borrowing limit will have to be done soon or the u.s. will ident and congressionalpr leaders met again this afternoon. the hangup is whether the deal will include tax increases as the democrats insist, or only spending cuts as republicans demand. we have three reports tonight on the deadline to default. first, chip reid at the white house where the president had a news conference today. >> reporter: scott, some republicans are calling for a stopgap measure to give more time to negotiate. the p
and police bribery scandal in great britain is growing wider, deeper and more mysterious by the minute. the prime minister cut short an overseas trip to return home. he will address parliament about it. the original whistle-blower was found dead, unexplained causes so far. the top man in scotland yard resigned yesterday and today the yard's number-two man was forced out. elizabeth palmer has our report. >> reporter: ever since that scandal exploded john yates, head of scotland yard's anti- terrorism unit has been a marked man. he decided in 2009 not to reopen a police investigation into illegal phone hacking at the "news of the world" even though for four years several large bags of evidence had been sitting, ignored, in a police lockup. inside, the names of four thousand people who it turned out may have had their phone tapped. today yates quit, but not quietly. >> i have acted with complete integrity, and my conscience is clear. >> reporter: but at this point, that's not enough. public confidence has been so damaged that even a hint of coverup or collusion is a career-ender. that's w
problem, ask your doctor if pradaxa can reduce your risk of a stroke. >> pelley: across britain today, more than 100,000 teachers and government workers went on a one-day strike to protest government budget cutting, including deep cuts in pensions. the streets of london were jammed for hours. most folks were peaceful, but 35 were arrested. the negotiations over the u.s. debt crisis have apparently descended to insults. yesterday, the president said his daughters work harder on their home work than the congress does on the budget. today, one republican senator suggested mr. obama needs medication. all of this as the nation careens toward defaulting on its debts in about four weeks. chip reid has the latest. >> reporter: republican leader mitch mcconnell today politely invited president obama to visit the senate. >> come on up to the capitol and meet with senate republicans. >> reporter: kansas republican pat roberts was a little less polite. >> so maybe if he'd just take a valium and calm down and talk to us, it might be helpful. >> reporter: both senators said they want to explain to
the answer to the question everyone in britain is asking. >> what on earth did they expect to find? it's unbelievable. i can't rationalize it. it doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: all the anguish and the outrage is pushing authorities to act. we've just heard that andy coleson, who's the former editor of "the news of the world" and also, until recently, communications advisor to britain's prime minister, has been told by the police that he's going to be arrested tomorrow. scott? >> pelley: thanks, liz. with the d-day for default less than four weeks away, president obama had congressional leaders to the white house today to try to get the negotiations moving again. we have reports tonight from nancy cordes at the capitol and chip reid at the white house. >> reporter: scott, the president called today's meeting with congressional leaders "constructive," but he also said the two sides are far apart on a wide range of issues. >> i thought that all the leaders here came in a spirit of compromise. >> reporter: it was a dramatic change in tone compared to just last week, when the presiden
america's independence from britain, we thought we'd check in with some of the royal family. the duke and duchess of cambridge are touring canada. they visited prince edward island today. prince william-- a search-and-rescue pilot-- practiced water landings in a rescue helicopter. the newlyweds also competed against each other in a boat race-- william's boat won. you might think facing a war crimes tribunal would be a sobering experience. but ratko mladic quickly turned the hearing into a courtroom farce. that's next. acing the day with less chronic low back pain. imagine living your life with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a non-narcotic treatment that's fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois or thio
. in britain rupert murdoch's media empire is at the center of a widening scandal over how far tabloids will go to get a story. it started with phone hacking, but now it includes allegations of bribery. and elizabeth palmer tells us that the royal family and a former prime minister may be among victims. >> reporter: today there were widely reported allegations that in 2007 the editor of "the news of the world" tried to pay $1,500 for a confidential directory of the royal family's phone numbers. and the seller? police officers assigned to protect them who also sold the paper information on where the queen and her family would be. and there's more. accusations that another of rupert murdoch's papers the "sun," obtained the medical records of former prime minister gordon brown's baby just after he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. it was rebekah brooks, murdoch's british c.e.o., who called the browns to tell them the story was running, this according to former political aid david muir. >> they didn't know how rebekah came across this information and now that it's come to light it was obtained by
with more on that. >> reporter: wall street hasn't panicked yet, but the world is watching as britain's business secretary put it.... >> it's the biggest threat to the world financial system comes from a few right wing nuts in the american congress. >> reporter: but investors in the debt insurance market are measuring the risk of a u.s. default at less than 1%. bankrupt greece by comparison is at 16%. and the u.s. may have just bought itself more time. >> the deadline really isn't august. >> in our view it's not. >> reporter: larry kanor red says the treasury faces a big $22 billion social security payment on august 3. but recent tax revenues have come in $14 billion higher than expectd. >> in other words, the treasury on august 2 is going to have more cash on hand than what it looked like before. therefore they'll be able to make that big social security payment on august. >> reporter: at most that gives the government one more week. can they go right up to the 11th hour here. >> there's a big cost going to the 11th hour because you start to spook the markets. >> reporter: ric mishki
. in the 1960s he moved into britain, buying up the "news of the world" and later the "times" of london. in the '70s he took aim at new york where he'd add the "new york post" and the "wall street journal." his satellite t.v. empire includes the fox network in the u.s., sky in europe, star tv in asia. >> i love the free market. it's certainly been very good to me. >> reporter: but the same market is now punishing him, while stock in news corporation rebounded today, it's fallen 12% since the scandal began. >> my company has 52,000 employees. i have led it for 57 years and i have made my share of mistakes. >> reporter: those mistakes might sink another c.e.o., but murdoch still controls 38% of the voting stock of news corporation. he does not, however, own a controlling interest in his reputation says "vanity fair's" sara ellison. >> to the extent that he can survive as the same kind of powerful entity i think is really in question. the spell is broken. people who believed in him as a genius business executive now really don't anymore. >> reporter: only recently "forbes" magazine ranked
. >> schieffer: okay. thank you very much, jim. there's a new twist in britain's phone hacking scandal. accusations that rupert murdoch's son did not tell parliament the truth. we'll meet some people who could be the real victims if the government defaults. and next stop? mars. scientists are betting big on the next rover when the "cbs evening news continues." rover when the cbs news continues. but with advair, i'm breathing better so now i can take the lead on a science adventure. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator, working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of pneumonia. advair may increase your risk of osteoporosis and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking advair. if you're still having difficulty br
into britain's lucrative satellite television business in a surrender to public outrage and political pressure. >> what has happened to this company is disgraceful, it got to be addressed at every level, and they should stop thinking about mergers when they've got to sort out the mess they've created. >> reporter: the prime minister dave cameron met today with the parents of the teen-age girl milly dowler whose stone lies at the heart of this scandal. she was murdered in 2002, but only last monday the public learned her phone had been hacked by murdoch's paper, "news of the world." and messages were deleted, which gave her parents false hope that she was still alive. mark lewis is the family's lawyer. >> the people could not ignore the fact, and the newspapers could not ignore the fact that a dead little girl was having her phone hacked. i mean, how far, how low do you have to stoop? >> reporter: it set off 10 days worth of dirty tricks allegations that murdoch papers had hacked the voice mails of families touched by tragedy and paid off the police. eight people have so far been arrested and t
. so tomorrow, full-page apologies will appear in all of britain's newspapers signed by murdoch saying he's sorry for serious wrongdoing. and his british c.e.o., rebekah brooks, apologized, too. with murdoch's support, she toughed out almost two weeks of angry calls for her resignation. finally today she stepped down. but no display of public remorse by murdoch can stop the investigations under way. nine people have now been arrested, including a reporter and several editors. now, next week, on tuesday, we're going to see rupert murdoch, his son and heir apparent james, and rebekah brooks appear before a parliamentary investigation into hacking as witnesses. of course, the question to them will be "what did you know? did you know what was going on at the paper? and if you didn't, why not?" scott? >> pelley: thanks, liz. news corporation has a value of $41 billion but its stock has plummeted since july 1 when the scandal broke. it has lost $6 billion in market value so far. the resignation of les hinton, the c.e.o. overseeing the "wall street journal," was announced after the market clo
: a reasonable poll shows 60% of britains think murdoch through his powerful newspaper group has far too much influence in british politics. influence cameron says he's been open about. >> what i've set out is not just meetings that are business meetings, official meetings with media executives and proprietors, but also private meetings as well. >> reporter: so it was even more embarrassing for cameron when rupert murdoch facing his own grilling by british lawmakers said he was invited to the prime minister's home at number 10 downing street after last year's election as a thank you for his support, but told to arrive in secret. >> why did you enter the back door to number 10 when you visited the prime minister following the last general election? >> because i was asked to. >> why would that be? >> to avoid photographers in the front, i imagine. i don't know, i was asked. i just did what i was told. >> reporter: cameron was invited murdoch executives to his home and official country residence 26 names in just over a year, including murdoch's son james, and the former c.e.o. rebekah brooks who
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